This was a great week to start…
Matt Schaub, QB, Texans – Slung it for 497 yards and 3 TDs, with 1 INT.
Donovan McNabb, QB, Redskins – Out-gunned by Schaub, but his 426 yards and 1 TD was very respectable.
Peyton Manning, QB, Colts – Whooped up on brother Eli with 255 yards, 3 TDs and no INTs.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers – Passed for 255 yards and 2 TDs, and added 20 yards and a third TD on the ground.
Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers – Picked off twice, but had 334 yards and a TD trio.
Jay Cutler, QB, Bears – Tossed 3 TDs and 277 yards.
Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons – He also had 3 TDs with 225 yards.
Jahvid Best, RB, Lions – Ran for 78 yards and 2 TDs and added 154 yards and another TD on 9 catches.
LeSean McCoy, RB, Eagles – Rumbled for 120 yards and 3 TDs.
Frank Gore, RB, 49ers – Rushed for 112 yards and a score, while catching 7 passes for 56 yards and another TD.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings – Ran for 145 yards and 1 TD, plus 5 catches for 41 yards.
Andre Johnson, WR, Texans – Despite a brief injury scare, pulled down a dozen balls for 158 yards and the TD that sent it into O/T.
Kevin Walter, WR, Texans – Nearly as explosive as AJ, with 144 yards and a score of his own.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles – 4 catches produced 135 yards and 1 TD.
Mike Sims-Walker, WR, Jaguars – Bounced back from his Week 1 goose egg with 10 catches for 105 yards and 1 TD.
Miles Austin, WR, Cowboys – Didn’t score, but 10 catches for 142 yards is still pretty salty.
Dustin Keller, TE, Jets – Had the best game of his career, with 7 receptions for 115 yards and a score.
Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers – Scored twice while catching 5 passes for 57 yards.
Mike Nugent, K, Bengals – Accounted for all 15 of his team’s points, with field goals of 25, 30, 36, 38 and 46 yards.
Steelers D/ST – Registered 4 sacks and 3 INTs, recovered 4 fumbles, held Chris Johnson and the Titans to 11 points and scored on an 89-yard kickoff return. Not a bad day’s work.
This was a great week to play against…
Brett Favre, QB, Vikings – Held to 225 yards without a TD, plus 4 costly turnovers.
Vince Young, QB, Titans – Passed for 66 yards and lost a fumble before being relieved by Kerry Collins.
Carson Palmer, QB, Bengals – No scores, no turnovers and just 167 passing yards.
Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens – Managed only 154 yards and 1 TD, with 4 INTs.
Brandon Jacobs, RB, Giants – Gained 8 yards on 4 carries, and nearly lost his helmet in the process.
C.J. Spiller, RB, Bills – Ran for 3 yards on his only carry, and chipped in just 23 yards on 4 receptions.
Chris Johnson, RB, Titans – An 85-yard TD run was nullified by a penalty, leaving him with just 34 rushing and 19 receiving yards, plus a fumble.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jaguars – 31 yards rushing and 17 yards receiving, plus a fumble, just won’t cut it.
Ryan Mathews, RB, Chargers – Rushed for 26 yards, caught 2 balls for 29 yards, and fumbled before leaving with an ankle injury.
Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs – Just 49 yards rushing on half the carries of Thomas Jones, plus one 27-yard catch.
Cowboys RBs – Marion Barber ran for a meager 31 yards, while Felix Jones had 7 rushing and 12 receiving.
Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Steelers – Limited to 69 rushing yards.
Lee Evans, WR, Bills – Posted a goose egg against the Packers.
Devin Aromashodu, WR, Bears – He did the same thing vs. the Cowboys.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR, Ravens – Ditto.
Robert Meachem, WR, Saints – Him, too.
Mohamed Massaquoi, WR, Browns – Just one 9-yard reception.
Pierre Garcon, WR, Colts – A bit player in the Colts’ win, with one 11-yard reception.
Steelers WRs – Hines Ward had a 9-yard catch, while Mike Wallace reeled in 2 for 25 yards.
Legedu Naanee, WR, Chargers – Followed up a great Week 1 start with one 14-yard catch.
Steve Breaston, WR, Cardinals – Three catches amounted to 10 yards.
Michael Crabtree, WR, 49ers – Produced one 32-yard catch.
Greg Jennings, WR, Packers – Just 3 receptions for 36 yards.
Percy Harvin, WR, Vikings – Amassed only 32 yards on 5 receptions.
Heath Miller, TE, Steelers – His 2 receptions produced 3 yards.
Tony Gonzalez, TE, Falcons – Caught 2 passes for 19 yards.
I didn’t see that coming…
Jason Snelling, RB, Falcons – With Michael Turner on the sidelines, he turned in a career game of 129 rushing and 57 receiving yards, with 3 total TDs.
Mike Tolbert, RB, Chargers – With Ryan Mathews injured, rushed for 82 yards and a pair of scores, plus a 13-yard catch.
Demaryius Thomas, WR, Broncos – In his first pro outing, reeled in 8 catches for 97 yards and 1 TD.